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Soft sensor New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
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Professor Rebecca Kramer and her students are working to develop a fabrication technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.
EcoCar2 Purdue wins 'EcoCAR 2' accolades in creating hybrid-electric vehicle
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A group of Purdue University engineering and technology students won kudos in a competition to convert an ordinary sedan into an ultra-efficient hybrid-electric vehicle.
Stanley Tebbe Mechanical Engineering alumnus' leadership gift propels Zucrow labs expansion
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A Purdue engineering alumnus and longtime university supporter hopes to inspire others with his gift to the School of Mechanical Engineering and the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory.
Karthik Ramani Karthik Ramani receives 2014 ASME Excellence in Research Award
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Jeff Rhoads and Chuck Krousgrill New teaching approach touted for engineering education
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Charles Krousgrill and Jeffrey Rhoads, who developed a new approach to more effectively teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally. The system, called the Purdue Mechanics Freeform Classroom, allows students to interact with each other and faculty online while accessing hundreds of instructional videos and animations.

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